Tag: Military

Feds’ Eligibility For Shopping at Military Exchanges to Increase

By on January 17, 2017 in Agency News, Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Feds’ Eligibility For Shopping at Military Exchanges to Increase

Many federal employees who are veterans will become eligible for shopping through the military exchange system later this year.

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Huge Changes Ahead for Military Retirement

on January 3, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
The year ahead will prompt many of today’s 1.3 million active-duty service members to make a big decision about their retirement benefits: whether to preserve their place in the traditional military pension system or opt into a new "blended" benefits package.

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Military Families Shunning Stocks

on December 29, 2016 in Retirement with 0 Comments
It turns out many military families are avoiding the stock market when it comes to their retirement savings. One of the most popular investments being used is the TSP's G Fund.

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Air Force Facing Dire Personnel Shortage

on December 23, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Earlier this year, top Air Force officials sounded the alarm about their thinning ranks -- saying they were 700 pilots and 4,000 mechanics short. Now they warn the problem is far worse.

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Army Demotes ‘Swinging General’ After Investigation Into Affairs

on December 16, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
The Army has stripped Maj. Gen. David Haight of three ranks following revelations that he had a decade-long extramarital affair and had lived a “swinger lifestyle,” Army Secretary Eric Fanning said Friday.

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A Personal Remembrance in Honor of Veterans Day

By on November 11, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
A Personal Remembrance in Honor of Veterans Day

Veterans Day is a federal holiday created to honor those that served their country in the military. The author provides a personal memorial to honor one of these veterans.

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More Than 100 Troops Seeking Transgender Care

on November 10, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
More than 100 transgender troops have informed the services that they want to transition to the opposite sex, be formally recognized in their new gender or are seeking counseling or medical treatment, according to documents and the military.

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What Happens If You Are Accidentally Overpaid?

By on October 26, 2016 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
What Happens If You Are Accidentally Overpaid?

Recent news that nearly 10,000 soldiers were asked by the Pentagon to repay bonus overpayments may have other federal employees wondering what happens if they find themselves in a similar situation. The author provides some details on how agencies usually handle overpayments.

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Pentagon Backs Off Demand for California Soldiers to Return Cash Bonuses

on October 26, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
The U.S. Secretary of Defense said Tuesday that he is ordering the Pentagon to suspend its effort to recover the decade-old reenlistment bonuses paid to thousands of California Army National Guard soldiers who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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GOP Leaders Ask Pentagon To Repay $20M In Military Bonuses

on October 24, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Top Republican lawmakers will send a letter to Secretary of Defense Ash Carter on Tuesday asking him to find a way to ensure that thousands of California National Guard members aren't forced to give back re-enlistment bonuses.

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